Georgian frontage of Bucks County Museum in Aylesbury
© Buckinghamshire County Museum Trust
- Bucks County Museum is in the attractive old town area of Aylesbury in beautifully restored buildings which range from a 15th century timber framed guildhall through elegant Georgian brick to the modern art gallery, all clustered around a peaceful walled garden. The permanent displays explore the county’s rich heritage of art, history, archaeology, wildlife and geology and include exhibits on the Romans, Victorian Aylesbury, brickmaking, lacemaking and woodlands. Housed in a specially built garage in the Museum garden, is a Cubitt car, one of only six remaining cars built in Aylesbury in the 1920s. The Museum also has an exciting programme of changing exhibitions and events that are run throughout the year for both adults and families. For hands-on discovery and amazing science, the Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery is perfect for young visitors and is full of exciting exhibits inspired by Roald Dahl's wonderful stories and museum objects. Children can investigate minibeasts inside the Giant Peach, explore sound with the BFG or crawl along Fantastic Mr Fox's tunnel. There is also a garden café and a gift shop.